Entering Makkah twice and performing `Umrah the first time only

Q 1: I once traveled to Makkah where I performed `Umrah (lesser pilgrimage) and left. I traveled to it once again a year later without performing `Umrah this time. What is the ruling on my doing so? Am I sinful?

A: You are not sinful for not assuming Ihram (ritual state for `Umrah) for another `Umrah in the second time you visited Makkah, provided that you passed the Miqat (site for entering the ritual state for Hajj and `Umrah for Hajj and `Umrah) on your way to Makkah intending the performance of neither Hajj nor `Umrah. (Part No. 11; Page No. 325) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.